Abouts:
Added a few more links to the link page: the 9Marks’ blog, the Gospel Coalition, and others

Also to be a little more inline with the sites name, I’ve decided to have a passage and a thought, question, comment, or what not along with it, something to chew on maybe, and maybe I’ll memorize it too just for a little more motivation to memorize more

Messages:
Another simple Piper message, “How to Deal with the Guilt of Sexual Failure, for the Glory of Christ and His Global Cause

Articles:
From Reformation21, Pride the True Heresy, a nice, neat, short summary of the difference between someone wanting to be a teacher or wanting to teach, I found this statement most piercing “…their theology, no matter how orthodox, is just a means to an end and no sound thing.”

A little more from the 9 Marks blog, if you did not already know they (Mark Dever) are doing a series on “Where’d all the Calvinists come from?” Not very exhaustive but a pretty good overview of what is happening on today in terms of Calvinism

Randoms:
Just a little more promotion for 9Marks (trust me, it was not on purpose), but I just received in the mail the Free Booklet and CD that they offer, the booklet being the 9 Marks of a healthy Church, and the CD is an insightful Q&A session with Mark Dever, I encourage you (whoever “you” are/is) to get it, nothing intense, the booklet being about 60 pages and the Q&A session about an hour long, so start filling out that form, and here is a quote from the Q&A, just to whet your appetite, answering the question “Why do you think it is so important to ask again whether our church’s understand the Gospel biblically?” Mark Dever answers by quoting Don Carson in saying, “…the first generation believed, the second generation assumed, the third generation is lost…”

Thoughts:
So some people usually go random evangelizing on UCI campus and I was just thinking how some people are so adamant or fervent about going overseas to do missionary work, spending hundreds to thousands of dollars just to share the gospel to those in different countries, but when I hear the same people making excuses not to go maybe on their respective campuses, work places, or general gathering somewhere, not willing to spend maybe $5 on gas, it worries me. Of course I most not and do not want to trivialize overseas missions, but I want to see that local missionary work is being done whole heartedly as well

News:
Here are two responses to the recent collapse of the Minneapolis Bridge from John Piper and Albert Mohler, see how each one responds in their own way, there is also a short video mix of Piper on suffering with footage of the incident

Videos:


best quotes from the video,
“Wow, I can’t believe he made a 720.” (After he had fallen about 50 feet)

“HIS SHOOOES!!!!”

Verses:
Hebrews 10:32-36
“But recall the former days when, after you were enlightened, you endured a hard struggle with sufferings, sometimes being publicly exposed to reproach and affliction, and sometimes being partners with those so treated. For you had compassion on those in prison, and you joyfully accepted the plundering of your property, since you knew that you yourselves had a better possession and an abiding one. Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.”

Speaks for itself really (I know, bad way to start this section by not saying anything about the passage, but it does really speak for itself)

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One Response to

  1. ashley says:

    hey! havent seen you since resolved. you sound like youre doing well :D

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